The role of telematics in assisting family carers and frail older people at home

Amanda Clarke, Elizabeth Hanson

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Abstract

The overall aim of the ACTION research project (Assisting Carers using Telematic Interventions to meet Older person’s Needs) is to maintain or enhance the autonomy, independence and quality of life of frail older and disabled people and their family carers by providing information, advice and support in the home. The authors report on the first phase of evaluation conducted using a case-study approach to test the ACTION system in several family carers’ homes in Sheffield, England. The results reflect the realities of conducting an applied research technology project and are discussed with reference to the government’s recent national strategy for carers. The authors acknowledge the need for further evaluation studies to explore the key issues raised within this preliminary evaluation phase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-137
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000

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